Gordon’s hand in homes scheme

Taylor WImpey Opening of their New Site The Banks,a t Catcliffe Rotherham 'England Goalkeeping Legend Gordan Banks, at the New Site Named after him
Taylor WImpey Opening of their New Site The Banks,a t Catcliffe Rotherham 'England Goalkeeping Legend Gordan Banks, at the New Site Named after him

ENGLAND goalkeeping legend Gordon Banks returned to his South Yorkshire roots to launch a housing complex which has been named in his honour.

The 1966 World Cup winning hero, who grew up in Tinsley then Catcliffe, kicked off marketing of The Banks, a development at the new Waverley township between Rotherham and Sheffield.

The site, the former Orgreave coal mine and coke works, is where Gordon worked as a coal bagger on leaving school, when he also played in local colliery football before being offered an apprenticeship by Chesterfield FC.

A first phase of 250 homes is to be built by Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, Barratt Homes and Harron Homes.